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Not really a diary.  Just another chance to berate the gun-nut freakazoids*:

http://news.msn.com/...

Yup.  A 12-gauge shotgun discharged as its owner was having it checked by security at a North Carolina Gun Show.  Apparently, he was bringing it there to sell and rather wound up sending two people to the hospital.

I guess it didn't occur to him to check if it was loaded.  I will leave commentary on the level of stupidity demonstrated to the comment section.

*Full disclosure:  I own numerous firearms including a semi-auto shotgun (a 1958 Browning A-5 12-guage).  As a responsible gun owner, I welcome more stringent gun regulations, including universal beckground checks for all fire-arm sales, banning of assualt-weapons capable of firing 5 or more rounds without reloading, and their affiliated extended clips.

UPDATE: A more complete article is located here:

http://www.wral.com/...

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Originally posted to OnStarboardTack on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:48 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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